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Gustavo Ocando Alex and his dad, Gilberto, in 1999. Last year, his father died of a heart attack at age 81. Family photo courtesy of Gustavo Ocando Alex hide caption

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President Trump's administration is releasing billions of dollars in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico that was supposed to be released by September. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A cyclist rides past a destroyed building in Guanica, Puerto Rico. The island was hit by a series of earthquakes over the past couple of weeks, leading to a state of emergency, power outages and millions of dollars of damage. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis (left) talks with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the former Convent Mater Ecclesiae at the Vatican in 2016, three years after Benedict stunned the Catholic Church by resigning to become pope emeritus. L'Osservatore Romano/AP hide caption

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A Border Patrol agent and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent oversee the people waiting to cross into the U.S. from Matamoros, Mexico, at the Port of Entry in Brownsville, Tex., Tuesday, last month. Veronica G. Cardenas/AP hide caption

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A United Fruit Company official looks over some of the fruit bunches of bananas harvested since the strike to determine which are fit for market in Honduras on Sept. 3, 1954. Because of the strike, the trees have not been sprayed for over two months, and there are many bunches that are spotted with sigatoka (red rust) that discolors the skin but does not affect the fruit. AP hide caption

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Businesses and homes were severely damaged in the town center of Guanica, Puerto Rico, after an earthquake on Tuesday. The quake, just the latest in a series of temblors to hit the region, crumbled walls and destroyed houses. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, Venezuela's opposition leader, climbs the fence in a failed attempt to enter the compound of the assembly, as he and other opposition lawmakers are blocked from entering. Matias Delacroix/AP hide caption

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From left: Sekou Sheriff, of Barkedu village in Liberia, whose parents died at an Ebola treatment center; a polio vaccination booth in Pakistan; a schoolgirl in Ethiopia examines underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad; an image from a video on the ethics of selfies; Consolata Agunga goes door-to-door as a community health worker in her village in Kenya. From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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Carnival Glory (right) sheered off a chunk of its deck when it collided with Carnival Legend while trying to maneuver into port Friday morning in Cozumel, Mexico. Matthew Bruin via Reuters hide caption

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Patients are treated for dengue fever at a hospital in Nicaragua, one of the countries where the virus is surging this year. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Why Dengue Fever Cases Are Hitting Record Highs In Latin America

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Mexican artist Fabián Cháirez stands next to his painting of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, straddling a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink hat, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City on Dec. 11, 2019. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Genaro Garcia Luna delivers a speech in 2012 to mark the expansion of a federal prison. He served as Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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A deserted beach in Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia's Pacific coast. Favero/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes

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